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Fishtrap Fireside – Friday, April 11FishtrapFiresideApril11 copy

It’s the final Fishtrap Fireside of the season. Join us Friday April 11 at 7:00pm for an evening of stories and readings by the fire. This month features work by Kristy Athens, Pamela Royes and Eileen Thiel followed by an open mic reading. Fishtrap Fireside is a monthly event for Wallowa County writers to read and share their work. The community is encouraged to attend these events. Bring refreshments, enjoy the fire and hear new work by local writers.


Imnaha Writers’ Retreat – April

Need to get some writing done? Spaces are still available for Fishtrap’s Imnaha Writers’ Retreat this April. Give yourself a week of internet-free solitude to write and reflect in the beautiful Imnaha River Canyon. CLICK HERE for more information.

Look Closer: May Spring Arts & Lecture Series

Sunday, May 4

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A Celebration of the Schlick Family – 3pm at the Josephy Center
Join us for a celebration of the unique legacy of Mary Dodds Schlick. Author of Columbia River Basketry, Gift of the Ancestors, Gift of the Earth, Mary has devoted much of her life to preserving, celebrating, and educating others about the basketry, craftwork, and folkways of Native Peoples of the Columbia River Plateau. Mary will be joined by her daughter, author Katherine Schlick Noe, and son, musician Joe Schlick. Katherine will share from her novel, Something To Hold, based on her experience growing up on the Warm Springs Reservation, many portions of which began in workshops at Fishtrap’s Summer Gathering of Writers. Joe will share songs, some composed at Fishtrap’s Imnaha Writers’ Retreat. Mary’s presentation will give insight into basket weaving techniques,and will kick off a two-week exhibition of her own basketry and examples of traditional Plateau Indian baskets at the Josephy Center. This event is hosted in partnership with the Josephy Center and is free to the public.


Friday May 16
Breaking Chains: R. Gregory Nokes & Gwendolyn Trice on Slavery and Jim Crow in Oregon
7 PM, at Fishtrap, Historic Home of the Coffin FamilygregNokes

Journalist, historian, and author R. Gregory Nokes returns to Fisthrap to share a multimedia presentation drawing from his Oregon Book Award nominated non-fiction work, Breaking Chains: Slavery On Trial in the Oregon Territory. Greg will be joined in conversation by Maxville Heritage Center Executive Director Gwendolyn Trice, who will also share a video presentation. The two hope to draw connections between the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow laws in our local history in what promises to be an illuminating conversation. $5 suggested donation.





Thursday May 29
The Mushroom Hunters: A Wild Mushroom, Wine Tasting and Literary Evening with Langdon Cook
6:30 PM, at Fishtrap, Historic Home of the Coffin Familylangdoncook_author_sm

Writer, instructor, and lecturer on wild foods and the outdoors Langdon Cook joins us for an evening of wild mushrooms, wine, and literature! Langdon will read from and discuss his Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award winning non-fiction work, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America about which Kathleen Flynn, author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry writes, “With superb detail and intrepid research, Langdon Cook leads a fascinating trek deep into the mysterious world of mushroom hunting, blending intriguing natural history and quirky characters with insight into this murky, sometimes dangerous business. Riveting stuff for food lovers.” Come early to sample freshly prepared wild mushrooms and have a glass of wine, and learn about opportunities to join Langdon on a mushroom foraging outing! This event is hosted in partnership with Slow Food Wallowas. Admission: $10.

Summer Fishtrap registration is open now!

Join us July 7-13, 2014 for a week of generative workshops, engaging panel discussions, breakout sessions, open mic events, plus evening performances, all in the beautiful setting of Wallowa Lake. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Boathouse reading with author & raft guide Vince Welch June 25, 2014

Author & raft guide Vince Welch reads at the Winding Rivers Boathouse in Joseph, Oregon. Learn about the amazing river running life of Haldane “Buzz” Holmstrom as Welch reads from his book The Doing of the Thing – the Brief, Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom.



Wallowa Resources WREN Program: Nature Journaling – April 4

Fishtrap partners with Wallowa Resources’ WREN program April 4 offering a Nature Journaling class to 5-8th graders. Kristy Athens will take kids on a guided hike and help them turn their experiences into written word. CLICK HERE to learn more about Wallowa Resources’ WREN program and register.

A Fishtrap Sampler: A Fundraising Evening of Delicious Literary and Culinary Bites
Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Portland

Get your tickets now to the Fishtrap Sampler in Portland, March 15!